685 October 11, 2019 We Come From Small Places The staff goes to one of the biggest parties in New York City, the Labor Day Carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn. Download Share a clip Transcript Richard Louissaint Photos Drums, Oil, and Early Morning Devil Horns Photos from J'ouvert and the West Indian Day parade. Prologue Prologue ByNeil Drumming Guest host Neil Drumming wonders what it would be like to know exactly where he’s from. (4 minutes) Act One ByImani Brown Writer and poet Imani Brown takes us through her experience at the parade that takes place in the early hours before the parade. (11 minutes) Act Two ByMarlon BishopNadia Reiman Producers Marlon Bishop and Nadia Reiman go inside a heated steel pan competition and meet a mother and daughter who could be competing together for the last time. (18 minutes) Song:“Hookin’ Meh” by Farmer Nappy Act Three ByIra Glass Our regular host Ira Glass talks to some Hasidic Jews who also live in the neighborhood to get a different take on the parade. (10 minutes) Act Four ByNeil DrummingJessica Lussenhop One of New York’s biggest and most successful masquerade bands goes down the parade route for the last time. (10 minutes) Song:“We Ready” by Champion Gyal Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 75: Kindness of Strangers Sept. 12, 1997 Act One: Tarzan Finds A Mate New York City locksmith Joel Kostman tells the story of an act of kindness he committed, hoping for a small reward. 299: Back from the Dead Oct. 7, 2005 Act One: In the Event of An Emergency Ira Glass continues talking to passengers, like Zach Mastoon and Dave Reinitz, about being on that JetBlue flight. 718: Same Bed, Different Dreams Sept. 25, 2020 Act Two: Smell You Later Lots of people in America share actual beds, but almost never see each other; flight attendants have crash pads near airports, oil rig workers carry their own sheets and sleep in shifts in an RV. Staff RecommendationsView all 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis. 206 Mar. 1, 2002 Somewhere in the Arabian Sea Life aboard an aircraft carrier stationed in the Arabian Sea supporting bombing missions over Afghanistan.